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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Astronauts arrive at ISS on Apollo anniversary

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Astronauts arrive at ISS on Apollo anniversary
Astronauts arrive at ISS on Apollo anniversary

Members of the Expedition 60-61 crew traveling in a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Saturday on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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The crew, made up of American astronaut Andrew Morgan, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian Alexander Skvortov lifted off at 1228 EDT (1628GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Saturday, the same day American astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969.

The mission marks Morgan's first trip to space, Parmitano's second trip and Skvortsov's third trip.

After completing the six-hour journey to the International Space Station (ISS), the crew docked to the Zvezda service module of the ISS at 1848 EDT (2248 GMT) and floated through the hatch to greet their colleagues at approximately 2104 EDT (0104 GMT).

The Expedition 60-61 crew is expected to have a particularly busy spacewalk schedule on this mission.

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